abrdn hires Tina Tong as Hong Kong head of wholesale distribution
Tina Tong joined abrdn on February 1, 2023 as Head of Wholesale Distribution, Hong Kong, further demonstrating abrdn’s commitment to strengthen its wholesale business in Asia Pacific.
In this newly created role, Tina will be responsible for strengthening relationships with key intermediary distributors and delivering abrdn's wholesale value proposition to clients in Hong Kong; Tina reports to David Hanzl, Head of Wholesale, Asia Pacific.
David Hanzl said: "The wholesale business in Asia Pacific is core to abrdn’s growth strategy and Hong Kong is a critical to the success of that. Tina’s in-depth knowledge and acute understanding of local clients will be vital, as we focus on delivering a diverse array of future-fit investment solutions to investors. Having her and our high calibre team on the ground enables us to drive our distribution strategy in Asia and position the company for stronger growth in the region over the long term.”
As a veteran in the asset management industry, Tina's career spans over 20 years. Most recently, she was the Vice President for Distribution at Matthews Asia. During her 10-year tenure at Matthews Asia, she was responsible for fund distribution activities to private banks, family offices, fund of funds, EAMs and insurance companies. Prior to that, she served as Director of Business Development at Peak Capital where she was involved in offering investment solutions to institutions, private banks, insurers and financial advisors.
David Hanzl added: “Over the last few years, we have progressively enhanced our Asian product offering by converting funds to Article 8 under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) as well as adding new investment strategies that are aligned with the sustainable development goals. By strengthening our wholesale distribution capability in the region, we are well positioned to tap into investor’s appetite for sustainable Asian and China investments as well as income-generating products.”
Tina Tong said: "abrdn has built a solid foundation within wholesale in Hong Kong and in the region to meet the needs of investors. It is my pleasure to be a part of this team and help abrdn drive growth through the wholesale channel. I look forward to partnering with our distributors and enhancing client experience."